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Gottlieb Paludan Architects are the architects for the refurbishment and construction of a new hotel in the Dagmarhus building on Copenhagen’s City Hall Square. The hotel will open with 238 rooms and a new penthouse floor in 2018.

The Dutch hotel chain citizenM is joining forces with Danish hotel owner
Claus Hildebrandt to open a hotel in Dagmarhus, currently serving as an office building on the City Hall Square. As architects, Gottlieb Paludan Architects is responsible for converting this office building into a modern, design-led hotel.

GPA is tasked with incorporating citizenM’s brand standards and special design requirements within the framework permitted by the Danish building code and by the building’s structure and architecture.

The administration building will be transformed into hotel with deep respect for the building’s history and the surrounding urban environment.
Thus, all modifications and modernisation initiatives will be implemented without visibly changing the existing facade, and Dagmar Teater, a cinema that has existed since 1939, will remain in its present facilities.

An entrance and lobby will be established at ground floor level, and hotel rooms will be established from the first to sixth floors. A new recessed dining and lookout floor will be established on the seventh floor in the same architectural style as the rest of the building.


Photo n. 1: Hoffman, n. 2-4: CitizenM


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